In the Spanish DO area Jerez dominant glaring white soil type whose name means "white earth". It consists of 40% limestone with a high proportion of here as Yeso designated calcium sulfate, as well as clay and sand. The special type of soil stores the rainwater of the winter months for the water supply of the vines during the summer drought. These are ideal conditions for the white wine varieties Palomino and Pedro Ximénez and the resulting top qualities of the Sherry, The rather lesser, lime-poor soil is called arena designated. Albariza soils also come in the Spanish DO area Penedès in front.